The Council is currently considering its budget for the 2020-2021 financial year and is aiming to approve this at its meeting on the 25th November 2019. 

The Council is publishing this draft budget so that parishioners can review and comment on it. If you have any comments on the draft budget you can send them to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or raise them with a Parish Councillor.

 

You can download a PDF of the draft budget from here.


                                       
  Chittlehamholt, Satterleigh and Warkleigh Parish Council                              
                                       
  2020-2021 Budget (all amounts in £)                              
                                       
  INCOME                                    
                                       
  B/F   (1a) Geneal Operational funds deficit brought forward       265.00                  
  B/F   (1b) Specific Operational funds surplus brought forward       900.00                  
  B/F   (1c) Grant funding awarded in FY 19/20         1,100.00                  
  2020/21   (12) Precept           5,125.00                  
  2020/21   (1e) North Devon Council Parish Grant         0.00                  
  2020/21   (1f) Council Tax Support Grant           0.00                  
                                       
                                       
  Sub-total income               7,390.00                  
                                       
  NET INCOME FOR 2018/2019 Financial Year                    7,390.00            
                                       
  EXPENSE               Gross Vat Net                
                                       
  2020/21   (2a) Grants to Parish Churches         450.00 0.00 450.00                
  2020/21   (2b) Hire of Village Hall         234.00 0.00 234.00                
  2020/21     Parish Council Training         100.00 0.00 100.00                
  2020/21   (6) Playing Field Maintenance         840.00 15.00 825.00                
  2020/21   (7) Snow Warden costs         180.00 0.00 180.00                
  2020/21     DALC Subscription         85.00 11.05 73.95                
  2020/21   (8) Asset maintenance         540.00 90.00 450.00                
  2020/21   (3) AVIVA Insurance         624.69 0.00 624.69                
  2020/21   (4) Internal Auditor         100.00 0.00 100.00                
  2020/21   (5) Clerk related costs         1,830.00 0.00 1,830.00                
  2020/21   (9) Website costs         185.48 31.46 154.02                
  2020/21   (10) Verge Ploughing         2,640.00 440.00 2,200.00                
  2020/21   (11) Defibrillator Satterleigh & Warkleigh       594.00 99.00 495.00                
                                       
  Sub-total               8,403.17 686.51 7,716.66                
                                       
  GROSS EXPENSE FOR 2020/2021 Financial Year                    7,716.66            
                                       
                                       
  TOTAL 2020/2021 NET of Income and Expense                 (326.66)            
                                       
  Precept Calculation                                  
                                       
    Current Precept             4,875.00                  
    Proposed Precept - (see note 12)           5,125.00                  
                                       
    Increase in Precept             250.00                  
                                       
    Percentage increase in the Precept           5.13%                  
                                       
    Average Band D = £28.28 would increase to £32.21 or an extra £0.08 per week                      
                                       
  Notes to Budget                                  
                                       
  (1a) Operational funds - general                              
    General operational funds surplus brought forward.                            
                                       
  (1b) Operational funds - specific                              
    Verge ploughing funds reserved for 2019/20 have not yet been used as changes to                        
    project timescales, these funds have been carried over into FY 20/21 budget                          
                                       
  (1c) Grant funding awarded in FY 19/20                              
    The Council has received grants in FY 19/20 which have not been spent due to                          
    project timescales, these funds have been carried over into FY 20/21 budget                          
                                       
  (1d) North Devon Parish Grant                              
    At this time the status of this grant is uncler so it is prudent not to assume receipt                        
                                       
  (1e) Council Tax Support Grant                              
    At this time the status of this grant is uncler so it is prudent not to assume receipt                        
                                       
  (2a) Grants to contribute towards expenses of cemeteries       Gross Vat Net                
    Under Powers granted by Local Government Act 1972 s.214(6)                            
    Chittlehamholt Church for Burial Ground         150.00 0.00 150.00                
    Satterleigh Church for Burial Ground         150.00 0.00 150.00                
    Warkleigh Church Burial Ground         150.00 0.00 150.00                
    Sub-total             450.00 0.00 450.00                
                                       
  (2b) Costs relating to Chittlehamholt Village Hall                              
    Costs of £18/meeting on 13 meetings a year         234.00 0.00 234.00                
    Sub-total             684.00 0.00 684.00                
                                       
  (3) Aviva Insurance                                
    12 months fixed price for 3 years         624.69 0.00 624.69                
    Additional insurance for DAAT lights, shed electrics included in the above.                          
    Sub-total             624.69 0.00 624.69                
                                       
  (4) Internal Auditor                                
    Required under Local Government Act 1972                              
    Internal audit fee (TBC on appointment of new Auditor in Jan 20)       100.00 0.00 100.00                
    Sub-total             100.00 0.00 100.00                
                                       
  (5) Clerk Related Costs                                
    Salary as per NALC National Pay Scales for Parish Clerks                            
    Clerk Salary (12hrs/mth @ £10.85/hr) based on National Scale (TBC Jan)     1,562.40 0.00 1,562.40                
    Clerk Salary (8hrs for Annual Return Activity) based on National Scale (TBC Jan)     86.80 0.00 86.80                
    Clerk Admin (paper/toner/stationary/postage/phone)       150.00 0.00 150.00                
    Payroll costs           30.80 0.00 30.80                
    Sub-total             1,830.00 0.00 1,830.00                
                                       
  (6) Playing Field Maintenance                              
    Under Powers granted by Public Health Act 1875 s.164                            
    Grass Cutting           750.00 0.00 750.00                
    ROSPA             90.00 15.00 75.00                
    Sub-total             840.00 15.00 825.00                
                                       
  (7) Snow Warden                                
    Delegated Community Co-ordination Role from DCC                            
    Diesel per grit run @£30/run - assume 6 runs         180.00 0.00 180.00                
    Sub-total             180.00 0.00 180.00                
                                       
  (8) Asset Maintenance                                
    To ensure insurance is valid all assets need to be maintained       540.00 90.00 450.00                
    Sub-total             540.00 90.00 450.00                
                                       
  (9) Website                                  
    Website hosting (based on a 3 year renewal)         125.58 21.48 104.10                
    Vimeo - meeting video hosting         59.90 9.98 49.92                
    Sub-total             185.48 31.46 154.02                
    Under Powers granted by Local Government Act 1972 s.142                            
    Required under Local Government Transparency Code 2015                            
                                       
  (10 ) Verge ploughing                                
    Year 2 and 3 year cycle of maintenance         2,640.00 440.00 2,200.00                
                                       
  (11) Defibrillator case for Satterleigh and Warkleigh         594.00 99.00 495.00                
    This is an proposed project which is due resolution before the budget is set                          
    at the Dec Council meeting                              
                                       
  (12) Precept                                  
    The precept should be set at a level that at least balances the budget or provides a small surplus to cover unbudgeted items                  
    that may arise. It is also prudent to increase the Precept as the level of prepcept increases in the future may be capped                  
    and as more costs are pushed down from NDC to local parishes we need to ensure that we are prepared for the future.                  
                                       
    The £250 increase in the curent year relates to the spread cost of the replacement AED for Chittlehamholt at £125 for the next 3 years. £125 for the new AED at Satteleigh and Warkleigh for the next 4 years.                  
                     
    Reserves                                  
    The Council reserves are also used the 'spread' the cost of large projects over a number of years.   In this way the reserves will flucuate as planned costs arise or savings accrue.  The aim is to always have a reserve which is greater than six months expenditure, this appears in line with other smaller parish councils.                  
                                       
              2020/21   2021/22   2022/23   2023/24   2024/25        
                                       
    Funds brought forward from previous years     1,350.00                        
    Current reserves estimated at 01.04.2020     4,859.00                        
    Total reseve balance in bank at year end     6,209.00   4,532.34   3,785.68   3,289.02   3,042.36        
                                       
    Funds b/fwd from 2019/20     2,265.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00        
                                       
    Precept PY       4,875.00   5,125.00   5,375.00   5,500.00   5,875.00        
    Increase in Precept to maintain reserve levels     0.00   0.00   0.00   250.00   250.00        
    Precept increase- related to Village Hall AED     125.00   125.00   125.00   0.00   0.00        
    Precept increase- related to Satterleigh/Warkleigh Hall AED   125.00   125.00   125.00   125.00   0.00        
    Total Precept       5,125.00   5,375.00   5,625.00   5,875.00   6,125.00        
                                       
    AED for Saterleigh and Warkleigh     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00        
    Costs         (7,716.66)   (6,121.66)   (6,121.66)   (6,121.66)   (6,121.66)        
    Total costs       (7,716.66)   (6,121.66)   (6,121.66)   (6,121.66)   (6,121.66)        
                                       
    Reserves at 31.03.2020     4,532.34   3,785.68   3,289.02   3,042.36   3,045.70        
                                       
    Change to reserve       (2,591.66)   (746.66)   (496.66)   (246.66)   3.34